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The Hartford Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department/Recreation Division offers a multitude of safe and quality programs that will focus on physical fitness, health awareness, sports, arts and crafts, cultural activities, and nutrition for residents of all ages and abilities.

Most programs are open and free to Hartford residents.  Some programs have limited enrollment and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Applications and more detailed information on activities for kids, families and seniors, will be available by calling 860-757-4880 or visiting our neighborhood centers.

Recreation Fall Program

Arroyo Recreation Center @ Pope Park
30 Pope Park Drive,
Hartford, CT.
(860) 757-0530 

Monday-Friday:           Adults/ 12pm-4pm
                                    Youths/ 4pm-6pm                                             
                                    Adults/ 6pm-8pmSaturday:                            
                                    Families/ 12pm-4pm
Parker Memorial Center
2621 Main Street, Hartford, CT.
(860) 757-0820 
Monday-Friday:           Adults/ 12pm-4pm                                             
                                    Youths/ 4pm-6pm  
                                    Adults/ 6pm-8pm Saturday:                           
                                    Families/ 12pm-4pm
Metzner Recreation Center
680 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT.
(860) 757-4880
Monday- Friday                4pm-7pm
Willie Ware Recreation Center
697 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT.
(860) 722-6587
Monday – Friday              4pm-7pm


Name of Service/ Program

Description of Service/Program

Big Indoor Community Center Programs Get fit, enrich learning, learn to swim, and make community
connectionsat Arroyo and Parker Memorial Community Centers
Monday through Friday from 12 noon until 8 pm and Saturdays
12 noon until 4 pm
Community Center Programs Enrich learning and make community connections at Metzner and
Willie Ware Community Centers Monday through Friday from
4 noon until 7 pm
Brighter Futures Family Center Access resources and services that meet your family’s needs and
interests and foster children success in a supportive environment
Center Rentals For a fee, you can rent rooms for meetings and events at the Arroyo,
Metzner, Parker Memorial, and Willie Ware Community Centers
Hoop It Up Hartford youth plays 3-on-3 basketball against other Connecticut cities
Youth Flag Football Youth ages 8 to 14 learn the basic skills of football in a fun, positive
and professional environment
Halloween Parties It’s a cornucopia of harvest and Halloween events for young ghosts
and ghouls of ages 8 to 18 at Arroyo, Metzner, and Parker Memorial
Community Centers
Holiday Community Dinners The City partners with community-based organizations to provide
holiday dinners
Youth Traveling Basketball Team Youth ages 8 to 14 can join an elite junior basketball team representing
Hartford across the state
Rising Star Basketball League Youth ages 8 to 14 learn basketball and leadership skills while receiving
education support and mentorship
Coach Jim Calhoun Holiday Meals Coach Jim Calhoun and friends help families with a full holiday meal
Intramural Basketball The City’s Intramural Basketball program promotes league competition
for youth ages 16 to 21 at all skill levels



HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM